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Blue Marlin Restaurant

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8594 US Hwy 98, Fairhope, AL 36532-5806
(251) 928-5673
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 16
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Stayed at Point Clear Cottages, where the owner always suggests Blue Marlin, so we thought we would try it. I'd been sick and my appetite is not fully recovered, so I suggested I would eat part of whatever my wife had. She ordered the steak. It was HUGE! Perfectly medium, with a pleasing crust... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Michial
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Panama City
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Panama City
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Stayed at Point Clear Cottages, where the owner always suggests Blue Marlin, so we thought we would try it. I'd been sick and my appetite is not fully recovered, so I suggested I would eat part of whatever my wife had. She ordered the steak. It was HUGE! Perfectly medium, with a pleasing crust, the two of us could not... More 

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Blue Springs
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Came upon this restaurant by accident, stopped in and we were so gald we did.. We had oysters on the half shell for appetizers. they were very good. I had the fried shrimp. they were fresh and cooked just right. My husband had the fried catfish and he thought they were OK. The lady serving us was very nice and... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Every year during Thanksgiving weekend we visit The Blue Marlin with our extended family (20+) and the never disappoint! Everything from the fried crab claw and pickle appetizers to the great seafood meals is excellent. Fish and seafood always taste fresh and are fried perfectly. (some non-fried food available as well - but hey, that's not the primary reason to... More 

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Wetumpka, Alabama
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81 reviews 81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Just acceptable is as good as I can say about this eatery. Very average decor. Food not quite up to par. Too pricey for the quality of food. Service was very good. Service is the only plus side for the Blue Marlin.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

we had the whole flounder, I had the broiled and hubby had the stuffed, very good, we also had the alligator bites, loved them. Will definitely go back again

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Cullman, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Visited here for hubby to try the whole flounder. He enjoyed it but said he has had better. I very much enjoyed the crab claws. They were hot, crispy and large. The baked potatos were just ok. Two very small huspuppies that were nothing special completed the dinners. The absolute worst thing about the meal was the salad. It consisted... More 

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J
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Driving home from Fairhope and passed by this restaurant in the middle of nowhere well after lunch, but still with quite a few cars outside. Decided to try it and was glad we did. It's my husband's new favorite seafood restaurant. Staffed by family members, they made you feel like you were long-time customers. Huge portions, very fresh, large shrimp... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were directed to this gem by our superb innkeeper, Mr. B. We delighted in the fresh, local seafood and friendly, efficient staff. Don't miss this place when in Fairhope.

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Dillard, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were on a week's long trip in the Fairhope, AL area and found this place. Had the fried shrimp dinner and it was very good. The home made peach cobbler was excellent. Went back a few days later and my wife and I split a hamburger and another serving of cobbler! When you are on a vacation you don't... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Heard about their 20oz ribeye. My husband couldn't wait to try it so after a long day of house looking stopped in for dinner. Ribeye and whole Flounder was excellent! Service, wait staff, owners and atmosphere super! Will go back again and again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8594 US Hwy 98, Fairhope, AL 36532-5806
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: (251) 928-5673
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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